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Ice Cream/Sherbert making troubles

JerJer Jul 15, 2012 12:10 PM

Hi, just joined chowhound today and I`m excited to be in this awesome community :). So I just started making ice cream for the first time, and I'm using a recipe based on David Lebovitz's Chocolate Sherbert (It`s on his website). I used all the ingredients except the alcoholic ones. So I put the mixture in Ice Cream maker (Rival IC-500). After 25 minutes the consistency was just the same as before, there were no changes apart from the fact it was cooler than before. I made sure the base was chilled overnight in the refrigerator (approx 20 hours) and the canister was in the freezer for a good few days.
Is there anything I'm doing wrong or is it just my ice cream maker?
Help would be greatly appreciated!

  1. Becca Porter Jul 15, 2012 12:29 PM

    Did you freeze the insert in a fridge freezer or a deep freezer? Full fridge freezers really don't get cold enough in my experience.

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    1. re: Becca Porter
      JerJer Jul 15, 2012 12:39 PM

      Thanks for the quick reply, I froze it in a standalone upright freezer I think that would qualify as a deep freezer I hope. I will retry the recipe with a stronger freezer setting, but I think that it was cold enough since ice crystals formed on the canister.

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